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BMJ Publishing Group, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 10(67), p. 699-707

DOI: 10.1136/oem.2009.051714

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Ozone, heat and mortality: acute effects in 15 British conurbations.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Acute associations between mortality and ozone are largely accepted, though recent evidence is less conclusive. Evidence on ozone-heat interaction is sparse. We assess effects of ozone, heat, and their interaction, on mortality in Britain. METHODS: Acute effects of summer ozone on mortality were estimated using data from 15 conurbations in England and Wales (May-September, 1993-2003). 2-day means of daily maximum 8-h ozone were entered into case series analyses, controlling for particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter of